Eid al-adha holiday 2013, celebrated by Muslim communities in Philippines, Oman, ISNA, UK and in USA: Is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Eid al Adha also known as Feast of Sacrifice, The Sultanate today celebrated the first-day first day of Eid Al Adha. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin performed Eid Al Adha prayers at Sultan Said Bin Taimour Mosque in Al Khuwair, the wilayat of Baushar in Oman, Muscat.
In Oman, the prayers were Performed togetherwith His Majesty by Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and the rest of Oman’s royal officials.
Sheikh the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs said that Al Adha Day is a day of proving the strength of belief and persistence.
He added that Islam, as indicated in the Quran, is an invitation for good deed in will and woe. In will days, we are required to thank Allah and in woe days, we are required to be patient and trust Allah.
He also said that many countries are suffering hardships that make them feel despair and disappointed.
“Allah reminds us to be patient and trust Allah’s victory.”
Muslim communities across the Arab world, Asia and Africa, Europe and the U.S. marked the holiday Tuesday. The faithful slaughtered sheep, cattle and other livestock. They give part of the meat to the poor and usually tuck into a lavish family dinner with the rest, Yahoo News reported.
The holiday, lasting three or four days, is an occasion for family celebrations and outings, with parents often buying new clothes for their children.
The Eid al-adha holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. Photo REUTERS/Amit Dave